Bleaching your skin and Stretch marks : Could leave you unemployed

The skin color and it maintenance is very important to some people, the truth is your choices concerning the tone,  color  and care of your skin whether through nature or by bleaching could be a determinant factor as to whether you will be considered for employment by   The Ghana Immigration Service. Bleaching is very risky in Ghana as you will fine out as you read along.



The Ghana Immigration services Stand

The Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks from a massive recruitment exercise.

A GIS spokesman said this was because people with such marks might bleed during the “strenuous” training.

Many in the West African country have reacted to this situation, it is mixed reactions, some rejected the stand by Ghana Immigration Service while others praise them.

Some Ghanaians condemned the bar as sexist and unfair. Those with tattoos, dreadlocks and “bow legs” were also disqualified from the exercise.

The GIS received some 84,000 applications for just 500 jobs.

“The kind of work we do, it’s strenuous and the training is such that if you have bleached skin or surgical marks on your body during training exercises, you may incur some bleedings,” Superintendent Michael Amoako-Attah said.

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Candidates must undergo a medical and a full body check as part of the GIS recruitment process.


It is the ban on stretch marks which has aroused most anger on social media.


While others praised the move against women who lighten their skin.

This is the latest controversy surrounding the GIS recruitment exercise.

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Ghanaians also reacted angrily when the agency revealed it was only recruiting 500 people, after some 84,000 people had paid 50 cedis ($11; £8) each for an application form.

A local MP, Richard Quashigah, has urged rejected applicants to take the GIS to court to recover the application fee.

Source: BBC

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